Introducing the New HISAC


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Graeme Osborne
(16/10/08, Plenary session 1)

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Introducing the New HISAC

  1. 1. Health Informatics New Zealand 2008 Conference
  2. 2. <ul><li>Graeme Osborne, HISAC Chair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Manager, Information Management, ACC </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introducing the new HISAC <ul><li>Why has HISAC changed? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you expect from the new HISAC? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is on the HISAC Committee? </li></ul><ul><li>Other HISAC-related events during HINZ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why has it changed - Refreshed role and function <ul><li>HISAC is a Ministerial Advisory Committee established to provide independent, strategic advice to the Minister of Health </li></ul><ul><li>HISAC’s role is to ensure the views and interests of the health and disability sector are considered in the implementation and future refresh of the Health Information Strategy for New Zealand (Becoming commonly known as ‘eHealth’) </li></ul><ul><li>A crucial aspect of HISAC will to champion eHealth and foster open discussion about the collection, access and appropriate use of health information within an more integrated health and disability sector </li></ul>
  5. 5. What can we expect from the new HISAC? <ul><li>An open forum for debate, discussion and direction setting for eHealth in New Zealand with a 3 – 5 year horizon </li></ul><ul><li>Health Information Solutions for New Zealanders must be: </li></ul><ul><li>Person centred </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical led </li></ul><ul><li>Community supported </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding that people will be in very different places in their lives: </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Worried well </li></ul><ul><li>Uninformed unwell </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic illness/injury etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Acknowledgement <ul><li>1998 - Health Intranet Governance Body </li></ul><ul><li>2001 - WAVE Report </li></ul><ul><li>2003 - Health Information Standards Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>2005 - Health Information Strategy for NZ </li></ul><ul><li>2005 - Health Information Strategy Action Committee </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - Health Information Strategy Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Health Standards to support: </li></ul><ul><li>- eReferrals / edischarges </li></ul><ul><li>- ePharmacuticals </li></ul><ul><li>eLabs </li></ul><ul><li>Primary care datasets </li></ul><ul><li>Advice and support for Key Directions and NSDP investments: </li></ul><ul><li>- NHI/HPI </li></ul><ul><li>- National Systems Access </li></ul><ul><li>Anchoring framework </li></ul><ul><li>Primary care and long term conditions </li></ul><ul><li>1000 connections to the Secure Health Network: </li></ul><ul><li>Interconnection agreement signed and neutral switch implemented </li></ul>2005 - Health Information Strategy Action Committee
  7. 7. Committee Members <ul><li>Dr Harry Pert – Rotorua – General Practitioner. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Chai Chuah – Lower Hutt – Chief Executive Officer, Hutt Valley DHB. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Chris Hendry – Christchurch – Executive Director, Midwifery and Maternity Providers Organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Ms Joanne Fitzpatrick – Auckland – Director, Women’s Health Action Trust and Chair, NGO Forum. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr David Moore – Wellington – Chief Executive, LECG Asia Pacific and Board Member, PHARMAC. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Pim Allen – Invercargill – Chief Medical Officer, Southland DHB. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs Elizabeth Plant – New Plymouth – Chief Pharmacist, Taranaki DHB. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Murray Milner – Wellington – Independent ICT Expert. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Nathan Torkington – Auckland – Independent ICT Expert. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other HISAC related events during HINZ <ul><li>HISAC-sponsored breakfast tomorrow morning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HIS-NZ progress report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Prescribing and Dispensing demonstration model </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Panel session later tomorrow morning around the future direction for health informatics standards in New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>HISAC website has been updated today to reflect changes outlined and will in the future have discussion forums and an eHealth knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Dougal McKechnie and the HISAC team and committee members are at HINZ and happy to engage with you </li></ul>
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